POMEGRANATES, LIKE those seen here for sale in Jerusalem, are among the many iconic foods linked to Rosh Hashana..
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
You don’t need to do a lot of research to discover that Jews like to eat. They like to eat on holidays, they like to eat on weekends and they like to eat pretty much year-round. But Lori Stein and Ronald Isaacs have put plenty of research into their entertaining and informative new book, Let’s Eat: Jewish Food and Faith.Most people know that Jews eat halla on Shabbat. But do they know that it is meant to be sprinkled with salt as a homage to the Temple sacrifices? It’s pretty common knowledge that gefilte fish is a Jewish food, but apparently fish and chips was first created by a Jewish merchant in England in 1847.
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